A few years ago Boing Boing shared this documentary about Canadian street artist Peter Gibson a.k.a. Roadsworth, and his Instagram account offers a treasure trove of more his work. Many of Gibson's designs are politically pointed. As his captions explain, his street murals touch on everything from the refugee crisis to commercialism:
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A new record: As of today, the UN has counted 65 million refugees in the world. I painted this last week as part of @muralfestival in collaboration with @amnistie_canadafr , in recognition of this tragic fact. Walls and fences are for painting and climbing not for dividing and obstructing. #amnistie_canadafr #muralfestival #refugee crisis
But other pieces are more fanciful and playful, like this squirrel that appears to be darting down the road:
Some of my favorite designs are below, and you can find the full collection of street art, as well as Gibson's other work, on his Roadsworth Instagram account.